Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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The former monastery of Churubusco is located in the neighbourhood of Coyoacan. After checking out Leon Trotsky's former home, I headed here to see what it is about. There's actually plenty of history here, and while it is not a monastery any...

As readers of this blog might notice, I tend to read a lot. When I was in graduate school, I referred to reading as my one-hour vacations, and I would explicitly take some time off during the day to go to the library and read something that was total...

So I came back to Mexico City. I have one night left, before I fly back to Europe. This time, instead of staying in a hostel, I booked myself a room in a 3-star hotel in the Historic Centre. After arriving at the bus station, I took a cab, went direc...

Shame is Salman Rushdie's third novel, published in 1983. It actually is a political novel, but as with his other works, it is written in the style of magical realism. The novel is set in Pakistan, but in a very fictional alternative Pakistan, wh...

My two nights in Puebla were fun. It was a city that was just the right size, I explored it up and down, left and right. And boy they have so many interesting places to eat as well. After all, this is the birthplace of the mole poblano, that dark bro...

When the Berlin State Opera (Staatsoper Unter den Linden) reopened after a long renovation, I was invited by a friend to watch an opera. As I haven't been to this venue before, I was looking forward to a production. I looked at the offerings, and...

I was strolling along the parallel streets of Puebla, when I came across the Dominican church north of the zocalo, which was built between 1650 and 1690. There's one reason to visit this church, and that is to check out the Capilia del Rosario, a...